Total Sports Asia has sold 30 hours of sumo wrestling to Pan-African satellite channel GTV in partnership with the U.K.'s Queensbury Media.
Broadcasts of sumo, Japan ancient national sport, will be coming to Africa for the first time, announced Tokyo-based program distrib Total Sports Asia on Monday.
"Resident Evil: Degeneration," the first full CG pic based on Capcom's popular "Resident Evil" game series, preemed Friday at the Tokyo Game Show in the spacious Makuhari Messe event space.
The Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro), a Japanese government trade promotion org, will join with United Television Broadcasting Systems (UTB), an L.A.-based Japanese-language broadcaster, to…
Helmers Nikita Mikhalkov and Chen Kaige will receive the Kurosawa Award for lifetime achievement at the Tokyo Film Festival.
The Wachowskis' "Speed Racer" will be available on demand on J:Com, Japan's biggest cabler, on Nov. 19, the same day as its DVD release in the country.
"Halo" is coming back, this time without Master Chief.
The 16th Osaka European Film Festival, which unspools Nov. 21-24, has announced its lineup.
Warner Bros. Pictures Japan is ramping up local pic production, according to the unit's prexy William Ireton.
The Japanese biz releases more pics annually -- 407 last year -- than any other in East Asia. It also holds its own against Hollywood imports -- the market share for Japanese pics was 47.4% in 2007.
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